Proton-donor-acceptor theory is used to interpret the experimental behavior of acid-base indicators. Experiments and animation show the effects on indicators of changing acidity. Equilibrium constants of four indicators are determined and the indicators arranged in order of decreasing acid strength. The competition among bases for protons is shown by mixing the indicators and showing that each changes color at different total acidity.
Run time 18 minutes 56 secondsProducer CHEM Study, College of Chemistry and Lawrence Hall of Science, U.C. BerkeleyAudio/Visual sound, color